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CodeMark Certification

Five minutes with Ashwini Sharma, Hendry Regional Manager — NSW & QLD What is CodeMark Certification? CodeMark Certification is a voluntary third-party building product certification scheme that provides compliance of building materials, forms of construction and designs under the Building Code of Australia (BCA) Volumes One and Two of the National Construction Code. How does it affect the industry? CodeMark Certification has a positive impact on the industry in that it provides confidence and certainty to regulatory authorities and the market through the issue of a Certificate of Conformity. Products certified under CodeMark are recognised nationally as being compliant with

Hendry Internships: Recruiting The Future   As part of our ongoing collaboration with RMIT, Hendry took on three top students for a 12-week internship through the university’s Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placement program. Now those promising and passionate students — Ling Guo, Alif Darwis and Tony Dinh — are starting casual positions at Hendry while completing their studies. The students were drawn to Hendry because of its reputation for being a leader in the industry. Ling says that she wanted to be a part of a company that she could grow with. “Here we can actually do some work

Manage: the past. Optimise: the future Naveen Radhappen - General Manager - Asset Optimisation If you’ve heard the term Asset Optimisation used around the industry traps, you could be forgiven for dismissing it as another buzzword — a fresh take on the more traditional variants of Asset or Facilities Management. After all, the Institute of Asset Management (IAM) — which collaborates with asset and maintenance organizations worldwide — categorised asset management into 39 subject­s areas, with the term optimisation not featuring in any of the subject titles. Before you relegate the term to the industry jargon stockpile though,

VIC – building practitioners need to be aware that it is a legal requirement to maintain minimum clearance at all times between structures and overhead powerline

VIC - The VBA states building practitioners involved in the design, construction or certification of building work need to be aware that it is a legal requirement to maintain minimum clearance at all times between structures and overhead powerlines.  Failure to consider local overhead powerlines before construction begins can result in penalties and expensive project delays, not to mention serious safety risks for property owners, contractors and the public. Read the full VBA release here.

QLD – Queensland building companies operating under high-risk financial circumstances are the target of a new crackdown

QLD - Queensland building companies operating under high-risk financial circumstances are the target of a new crackdown by the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC). QBCC Commissioner Brett Bassett said the State’s building industry regulator was launching a proactive review into licensees who were considerably over their maximum revenue limits. Read more on the QBCC website here.

VIC – The VBA reports record $32.8b building work in Victoria in 2016-17

VIC - The value of building in Victoria in the financial year 2016-17 reached a record $32.8 billion, according to the latest building permit data from the Victorian Building Authority (VBA). - The value of building in Victoria in the financial year 2016-17 reached a record $32.8 billion, according to the latest building permit data from the Victorian Building Authority (VBA). Read more on the VBA website.

VIC – Changes to registration requirements for domestic building work under $10,000

VIC - If you are a domestic builder or draftsperson, you now only need to be registered by the Victorian Building Authority if you want to carry out work costing more than $10,000. That means from now on, consumers only to need check if a practitioner is registered if they have a job quoted as costing over $10,000. Read more on the Victorian Building Authority website here.

QLD – The Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Bill 2017 was introduced to Parliament on Tuesday 22 August.

QLD - The Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Bill 2017 was introduced to Parliament on Tuesday 22 August. These matters where identified in the Queensland Building Plan discussion paper that was released for consultation earlier this year.  The Property Council along with other industry bodies have been vocal opponents of the proposal to introduce Project Bank Accounts.